Sugar Gliders

In the wild, sugar gliders primarily feed on tree sap, insects, and small animals.

Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal marsupials[1] native to Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. They are omnivore mammals with the scientific name of Petaurus breviceps. They are popular as pets due to their cute and playful nature, as well as their ability to form strong bonds with their owners.

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Snow Leopards

The ghost of the mountains.

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia), also known as “ghosts of the mountain,” are large cats native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. They are found in 12 countries, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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Elephant Sounds

What does an elephant sound like? Many will say a trumpet. However, there is more to their vocabulary.

Elephants are known for their impressive vocalizations and communication skills. They use a variety of sounds to communicate with other elephants in their herd, as well as to express their emotions and establish dominance. Elephants can produce a wide range of sounds, from deep rumbles to high-pitched trumpets.

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Birds Set Fires

The ability to control fire is supposed to be one of human beings’ greatest achievements—but we may not be alone, or even trendsetters in our ability to do so.

A new study incorporating traditional Indigenous Australian[1] ecological knowledge describes the largely unknown behavior of so-called ‘Firehawk raptors’ – birds that intentionally spread fire by wielding burning sticks in their talons and beaks.

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Dr. Vanessa Pirotta – Wildlife Scientist

Dr. Vanessa Pirotta is a wildlife scientist and science communicator. Her research uses innovative technologies for wildlife conservation. Vanessa’s zoological background has taken her around the world for wildlife research. Her keen interests cover topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, also known as STEM.

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Towering over other birds, ostriches can grow up to nine feet tall, with their necks accounting for almost half that height.

Ostriches are large flightless birds, of the genus Struthio, in the order Struthioniformes, part of the infra-class Palaeognathae, a diverse group of flightless birds also known as ratites that include the emus, rheas, and kiwis.

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Sea Silk

It is harvested from rare clams and the thread flashes gold in the sunlight.

Sea silk is an extremely fine, rare, and valuable fabric that is made from the long silky filaments or byssus secreted by a gland in the foot of pen shells. The byssus is used by the clam to attach itself to the sea bed.

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Greenland Shark

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists the Greenland shark as vulnerable to extinction.

The Greenland shark’s scientific name is Somniosus microcephalus, and its Latin name roughly translates into “sleepy little head.” This species has been described in scientific literature as “notably sluggish.”

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